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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. The chapter "Stylistics" states that the stop-start quality can be removed and cohesion achieved by what linguists call "pronominalization," using ________.
2. According to the narrator, post-colonial criticism gained currency through the influence of all the following books except for which one?
3. W.B. Yeats was a member of the ________ ruling class in ________, according to the narrator in the chapter titled "Postcolonial Criticism."
4. Who wrote the 1986 book "Linguistic Criticism," which characterized linguistic criticism as "objective description of texts"?
5. The gist of "Style in Language," edited by ________, is to claim that linguistics offers a more objective way of studying literature, and the book tends to set up "a confrontation of camps" between literary and language studies.
Short Essay Questions
1. What are some of the advantages of new historicism?
2. How does Barry use the term "discourse" in relation to narratology? Who else used such term according to Barry?
3. What was the "Vulgar Marxism"?
4. What does ecocriticism study? What is another term for ecocriticism?
5. How does stylistics differ from standard close reading?
6. According to the narrator, what is one significant effect of post-colonial criticism?
7. What are the four characteristics that define the term "Political Shakespeare"?
8. What is discourse as it relates to new historicism?
9. What is the purpose of lesbian/gay criticism according to the "Lesbian and Gay Studies Reader"?
10. What were some of the influences on early Marxist thinking?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Analyze and describe the organizational structure of New Historicism theory.
Essay Topic 2
Analyze and describe Jacques Lacan's impact and purpose in psychoanalytic criticism.
Essay Topic 3
Analyze and discuss the background and history of Marxism theory.
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